Court

Grand Forks’ Jessie Makortoff appeared at the city courthouse on drug charges on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man accused of drug trafficking makes city courthouse appearance

The man’s case is due to be heard next at Grand Forks Provincial Court on March 9

Grand Forks’ Jessie Makortoff appeared at the city courthouse on drug charges on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Ryan Plotnikoff appeared at Grand Forks provincial court via phone Tuesday, Feb. 9. File photo

Grand Forks man pleads guilty to trafficking methamphetamine

The man will be sentenced at the city courthouse at a later date

Ryan Plotnikoff appeared at Grand Forks provincial court via phone Tuesday, Feb. 9. File photo
The accused did not appear at Grand Forks Provincial Court Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Man to stand trial in Grand Forks for incest

The man was arraigned at the city courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 10

The accused did not appear at Grand Forks Provincial Court Wednesday, Feb. 10.
The city courthouse heard the case against Grand Forks’ Joshua Johnstone who on Tuesday, Feb. 9, reversed his earlier guilty plea. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man reverses guilty plea in alleged Greenwood assault

The man pleaded guilty under “pressured circumstances,” Grand Forks Provincial Court heard Tuesday, Feb. 9

The city courthouse heard the case against Grand Forks’ Joshua Johnstone who on Tuesday, Feb. 9, reversed his earlier guilty plea. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The accused’s case was heard at Grand Forks Provincial Court on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks woman set to decide how she’ll be tried for fraud

The 27-year-old woman allegedly committed the fraud two years ago in Grand Forks

The accused’s case was heard at Grand Forks Provincial Court on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Judge Phillip Seagram on Tuesday, Feb. 9, set a July start date for the sexual assault trial of Grand Forks’ Robert Andersen. File photo

Trial date set for Grand Forks man accused of sex crime

The man was represented by his lawyer at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Feb. 9

Judge Phillip Seagram on Tuesday, Feb. 9, set a July start date for the sexual assault trial of Grand Forks’ Robert Andersen. File photo
The was a minor development in the Shione case at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Shione to be tried by provincial court judge

Shione was arrested for sexual assault last October

The was a minor development in the Shione case at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa on Jan. 16, 2020. The court has agreed to hear a case concerning the use of protection during sex and how that relates to consent and possible deception. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Top court to hear case on sexual consent and use of protection

He was charged with sexual assault but acquitted at trial

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa on Jan. 16, 2020. The court has agreed to hear a case concerning the use of protection during sex and how that relates to consent and possible deception. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Guilty verdicts upheld in Surrey Six slayings

The Court of Appeal released a “Statement of Pronouncement of Judgment” on Thursday

Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Othman “Adam” Hamdan, pictured in front of Christina Lake’s Welcome Centre, was acquitted of terrorism related charges in 2017. He has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Man acquitted on terrorism charges awaits deportation trial while living in Christina Lake

Othman Ayed Hamdan said he wants to lead a normal life while he works on his upcoming book

Othman “Adam” Hamdan, pictured in front of Christina Lake’s Welcome Centre, was acquitted of terrorism related charges in 2017. He has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Trial of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard pushed to 2022 in light of COVID-19

Pre-trial motions that were scheduled to be heard Monday will now take place in April

Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
Surrey provincial court. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

New COVID-19 protocols set for provincial courthouses

The new rules were issued on Jan. 21, and took effect immediately

Surrey provincial court. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Les Cleverly, formerly of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, is suing the city as well as current and former city firefighters over alleged workplace bullying and defamation. File photo.

Former Grand Forks firefighter suing department, city over alleged conspiracy, constructive dismissal

Plaintiff Les Cleverly filed a notice of civil claim with the Supreme Court of BC in last week

Les Cleverly, formerly of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, is suing the city as well as current and former city firefighters over alleged workplace bullying and defamation. File photo.
The court will fix a date for sentencing on Feb. 9. File photo

Powell River man pleads guilty to sexual interference of a minor in Grand Forks

The man is awaiting sentencing pending a psychological assessment

The court will fix a date for sentencing on Feb. 9. File photo
Defence counsel for the accused entered two not guilty pleas by phone to Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Jan. 12. File photo

Grand Forks woman pleads not guilty to assaulting peace officers

The alleged assaults took place in March 2020

Defence counsel for the accused entered two not guilty pleas by phone to Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Jan. 12. File photo
The accused entered their pleas at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Jan. 12. File photo

Grand Forks men to stand trial for alleged violent crimes last July

The men appeared before Provincial Judge Phillip Seagram at the Grand Forks Court House Tuesday, Jan. 12

The accused entered their pleas at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Jan. 12. File photo
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 rules in B.C. ‘fraught’ with ambiguity: judge in child custody case

Justice Nigel Kent says public health orders designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 aren’t clear

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey hatchet attack victim wins court case against B.C. government

Michael Levy was left quadriplegic at age 18 after being attacked with a hatchet at a Halloween dance at Tynehead Hall in 2006

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Peter Beckett. ~ File photo

Supreme Court of Canada to decide if it will hear appeal in 2010 wife murder trial

Peter Beckett has stood trial twice for murder in connection with the death of his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett

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Peter Beckett. ~ File photo
A B.C. Supreme Court Judge ordered a Grand Forks couple to remove their trailer from its last known whereabouts at a Granby Road beach. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks couple leave Bare Ass Beach after court injunction

The pair had been in a long and contentious dispute with city hall since last Spring

A B.C. Supreme Court Judge ordered a Grand Forks couple to remove their trailer from its last known whereabouts at a Granby Road beach. Photo: Submitted